Jeff Capeci
52 Bear Hills Road
 Newtown, CT
jeff@thecapecis.com
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Candidate for Selectman - Jeff Capeci

Office: Board of Selectman

Professional Experience:

Jeff works as a business analyst for ASML Lithography in Wilton. ASML, headquartered in Veldhoven,The Netherlands, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of precision lithographic capital equipment to the semiconductor industry.  Throughout his career, Jeff has had a successful track record of software system design and implementation. He has been the lead or a key member of teams building complex systems to automate manufacturing and business processes. In his current role, he is involved in projects to upgrade manufacturing resource planning (MRP) systems and assuring all business intelligence requirements are satisfied by the new systems.


Qualifications:

Newtown Republican Town Committee                                                               2003-Present
Current Chairman, past vice chairman and secretary

Newtown Charter Revision Communications Committee                                     2016
Ad hoc committee formed by resolution of the Legislative Council to inform the public regarding charter changes to be found on the November election ballot. The Committee met over several months, used social media, held forums, manned booths at town events and sent mailings to carry out our mission.

Newtown Charter Revision Commission                                                              2014-2015
Elected Chairman. The Commission proposed sweeping changes to the Newtown charter incorporating current best financial practices. Eliminated the Town Meeting, moved capital expenditures to Annual Budget Referendum. Made sweeping changes to format and organization of document as well as considered change requests from all town departments and agencies. Managed a commission of nine members who often did not see eye to eye. Had to find consensus on issues where various members were passionate about their opposing views. Charter changes were overwhelmingly adopted on the 2016 presidential election ballot.

Ad Hoc Committee on Regionalization of Emergency Dispatching                    2014
The Committee was formed by the First Selectman to explore the pros and cons of the regionalization of emergency dispatch services. Met with local experts including the Director of Emergency Communications, Police Chief, Police and Fire Commissions, Newtown Ambulance and the dispatchers. We also visited other municipalities who had regionalized to learn from their experiences. We reviewed white papers on the subject and looked at state incentives for regionalization. The committee completed its work with the release of a white paper and a presentation to the Board of Selectman on August 15, 2014.

Newtown Legislative Council                                                                              2005-2013
My first elective position in town where I learned a lot about Town government, budgeting and how the various boards and commissions interoperate. I learned how to critically examine budget documents and ask questions of the agencies to identify unnecessary or non-value added expenditures. In 2009 I was elected chairman of a majority Republican Council. I was also able to get a Republican Vice Chairman elected. For the first (and last) time in recent memory the Legislative Council leadership was of a single party. Under my leadership, the LC formed the Charter Revision Commission that bifurcated the budget and added advisory questions to the ballot. Since budgets have largely passed on the first vote.
Personal:

Newtown Resident 21 Years, Married to Tanya 22 years. Son Bradley graduated Newtown High in 2017; daughter Greta attends Newtown High School.